Lifestyle

 

The entrepreneurial life can be both exciting and taxing. Our writers share tips on how to make your life balanced and rewarding.

Business Proof Your Vacation

Business Proof Your Vacation

If you've spent money on a vacation, the last thing you want to do is spend your time on business calls while you should be relaxing. Many small business owners debate whether to try to put their business on hold or to take it with them. Here are some tips to make...

Car Shopping Headaches

Car Shopping Headaches

Unless you’re a car enthusiast, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of free time car shopping, especially as a business owner. As the saying goes, “time is money,” and for entrepreneurs that truly is the case. If you’re not trying to relax, you’re working towards...

Drive Productivity With Company Picnics

Drive Productivity With Company Picnics

Are you tired of watching employees stare longingly out at the amazing weather this summer season? The distraction of the outdoors can diminish productivity. For a small business or a budding start-up, every dollar counts. Hosting a company picnic is a perfect...

Simple Meal Planning Solutions

Simple Meal Planning Solutions

One of the biggest unintended side effects of running your own small business is the effect it can have on your personal life — not to mention your downtime. Whether you miss quality time with your family or important outings with friends, sacrifices need to be made...

In Search of the Four-Day Work Week

In Search of the Four-Day Work Week

We’ve been hearing about it for years now, but it’s time to finally take a serious look at how a four-day workweek could impact your life. Besides the obvious bonus of an extended weekend, there could be some unintended side effects. For one, the days you do work...

Creating a Healthy Business Routine

Creating a Healthy Business Routine

We know how easy it is to get stuck in your daily routine, especially if you are a business owner. Entrepreneurs must be aware of many things, so having a schedule may grant you the ability to address whatever you have to do with ease. But you can also lose out on a...

The Unglamorous Entrepreneurial Lifestyle

The Unglamorous Entrepreneurial Lifestyle

Despite what Hollywood adaptations may lead you to believe, the life of the working entrepreneur is rarely glamorous. The real-world life of an aspiring entrepreneur isn’t all it’s been rumored to be. For every social media celebrity sporting an Armani suit...

The Life of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

The Life of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship comes in all shapes and sizes, and here at AFEUSA, we might know that better than anyone. If you have a driving passion in a given field, there’s nothing stopping you from turning it into a career. That’s happens to be the main idea behind the concept...

Work Hard and Achieve Your Goals

Work Hard and Achieve Your Goals

Did you know that only 8 percent of people are able to achieve their goals? That is because most people don't know how to properly organize their time and tasks to complete everything they must do to get themselves to where they want to be. The year is already well...

Juggling Life at Work and Home

Juggling Life at Work and Home

There’s no such thing as a perfect life, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive for what our perfect life looks like in the real world. You’re going to get sidetracked. The sooner you accept that, the easier it will be. Even if you make a concrete hierarchy of what...

Why Everyone Should Experience Rejection

Why Everyone Should Experience Rejection

Everyone dreams of having a perfect rejection-free life. We want things to work out exactly the way we originally planned and live a life of success after success. Unfortunately, that’s never how life works out. Rather than a steady, forward motion, life is more like...

Bridging the Gap Between Family and Work

Bridging the Gap Between Family and Work

The work-life balance is a delicate thing. It can sometimes feel like putting more effort into one takes away from the other, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If we took as much time to plan as we did to worry, we wouldn’t have anything to worry about in the first...

Bad Business Habits to Stop NOW

Bad Business Habits to Stop NOW

Every true entrepreneur wants his or her business to succeed, but unfortunately, a huge percentage of business owners fail within the first two years. Now that we’re into 2019, it’s important to know how to keep your business thriving for yet another year. You could...

What Skills Determine a Leader

What Skills Determine a Leader

I’ve met several people who have struggled to run businesses and even had to close their businesses because they lacked quality leadership skills. Maybe they don’t work as well with others as they thought or simply don’t fully understand what it means to be a leader....

This Is Not Your Daddy’s Company Anymore

This Is Not Your Daddy’s Company Anymore

Years ago, building a company meant buying a storefront on a corner in your neighborhood. Your loved ones spread the word and loyal friends and family members kept you in business. You had to be physically close to your customers to provide products and services for...

Improving Your Thanksgiving Conversation

Improving Your Thanksgiving Conversation

If you’re like me, Thanksgiving can kind of be a gamble when it comes to table conversation. Some years, the family can keep things light and fun and we end the holiday with big smiles and full bellies. Other times, someone makes the mistake of bringing up politics or...

Evaluating Your 2018 Resolutions

Evaluating Your 2018 Resolutions

2018 is coming to an end more quickly than we realize. Do you remember what resolutions you made almost a year ago? How long were you able to keep them up? I made it until about April before they went out the window. It wasn’t until a few days ago when I thought about...

Why Giving Thanks Makes You Healthier

Why Giving Thanks Makes You Healthier

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Not just because my grandma makes the best cranberry sauce, but because of the traditions my family set focusing on gratitude. We went around in circles sharing things we were grateful for, watched old family videos...

6 Ways To Learn From Failure

6 Ways To Learn From Failure

They say “nothing ventured, nothing gained.” I’m not sure who “they” are, but they make the risk of failure seem way more simple than it really is. It can be a devastating blow to you and your organization. When you invest your heart and soul into your...

4 Ways To Realize Your Potential

4 Ways To Realize Your Potential

All right, we’ve talked about imposter syndrome. We’ve talked about learning to handle rejection and facing all sorts of fears you might face as you start up your business. But beneath all that, you might still have your doubts. So when you have these...

4 Ways To Boost Productivity

4 Ways To Boost Productivity

Do you ever wake up, think about everything that you need to get done for the day, and just groan? Those early Monday mornings can hit hard. Contrary to popular belief, doing what you love doesn’t actually mean you never have to actually work. Running a...

Retirement Planning  When Self Employed

Retirement Planning When Self Employed

One of the most daunting tasks as an entrepreneur is saving up for your retirement. Sometimes it feels as though every penny you earn for yourself goes right back toward pursuing your passion. Planning retirement can be tedious, so it’s no wonder many...

Dealing With Imposter Syndrome

Dealing With Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever heard of Imposter Syndrome? It’s a regular phenomenon people experience when they don’t feel like they’re good enough to be doing what they’re doing. Maybe you once received a promotion at work you didn’t feel you were qualified for, or you...

How A Business Degree Can Boost Your Business

How A Business Degree Can Boost Your Business

In my last article, I talked about why you don’t necessarily need a business degree to run your own business. And while I still stand by that, I also want to talk about why having that degree can be helpful for you. I mentioned it in the last article — a...

Do You Need A Business Degree To Run A Business?

Do You Need A Business Degree To Run A Business?

“What if you just started your own organization?”    I laughed when my friend mentioned this idea. I graduated in communication with an emphasis in journalism. I took several management classes, but other than that I knew nothing about running a...

How To Balance School And Entrepreneurship

How To Balance School And Entrepreneurship

When my friend suggested I take MBA classes while establishing my own startup, I thought he was crazy. Completing just one of those tasks is daunting enough on its own. I worked just enough to get myself through my undergraduate, but being an entrepreneur...

Bloggers Burnout – Four Fast Tips

Bloggers Burnout – Four Fast Tips

Picture this: You’ve had your blog for a few months now. You were so excited to get started on it and you had about a billion ideas for what you want to do and where you want to go with it. You spent hours and hours designing the layout of the blog - making it look...

How to Get Involved Locally with SCORE

How to Get Involved Locally with SCORE

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free business mentoring services to entrepreneurs in the United States. The organization also presents business workshops and seminars for a fee. Business mentoring...

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

AFEUSA knows that through association, there be success when starting, maintaining and growing a business. True entrepreneurs aren't just born, they are created. They are inspired, supported and nurtured by those around them every day. Continually exposing individuals...

7 Signs That You’re an Emotionally Intelligent Person

7 Signs That You’re an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Emotional intelligence is an underrated quality for entrepreneurs, and a crucial one for employees. Simply put, it’s your ability to recognize and control your emotions, and to recognize and understand the emotions of others. But, why is this quality...

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